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Source: Goth Decor
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Source: Goth Decor
Chapter 3. Unwanted Visitor
Her drifted shut when the book hit her in the face for the third time.
Kaylee laughed at herself and remembered she needed to re-apply sunscreen, it had been nearly an hour since she had lain on the towel between the logs.
She was warm and sleep crept around the edges of her soul when the timer on her phone buzzed. She reached over to her bag and pulled out the bottle of spray sunscreen out to spray herself with another dose of sunblock when a man with his back to her, bumped into the end of the driftwood that served as her privacy screen.
“Oh! Excuse me.” He looked around. “Don’t mind me. I…”
He looked at her oddly, then pulled a long butcher knife from his towel.
“Shut up and be quiet.” He growled in a low voice. “Stay quiet and you won’t get hurt.”
Deep inside her, an ember of frustration sparked into a firestorm of rage. I’m in no mood for this!
She stood with uncontrolled fury in her eyes, a short-time before, she wanted to hurt someone. Now this pervert just volunteered and she was about to oblige the man who dared threaten her in blind overconfidence that was going to end in disaster for him.
“Go away!” Kaylee Simone Grant said loudly as she could, the note-writer turned his head and looked in their direction, stood and walked in their direction.
“Bitch! You will get on your…” Then interrupted by assault of the naked woman and screamed when she broke his wrist and took his knife away.
The force of her attack knocked the stout rapist backwards and grabbed the man’s wounded arm.
Her mass, perhaps half the attacker’s, pulled him down and off-balance, she swung her right leg over his arm. The pressure of her weight forced him to his knees face-down and he used his left hand t support himself.
“Bitch!” He had lost the fight and knew it. “Let go!”
“Do not call me…” A snap kick, Kaylee slammed her shin across assailant’s face, broke his nose and exploded the bone in his cheek. The lever that was his arm, bent backwards beyond it’s limits when she snapped it backwards over her thigh and screamed back at him. “A bitch!”
His screams of anguish was music to her ears as she continued to pummel the would-be rapist against the driftwood. His size might have been an advantage in the start of the battle – in his own eyes.
Now broken man knelt in the sand, frightened and blood flowed from his mouth and nose into the sand. Slowly, with a heroic effort, the rapist got to his feet. And she rewarded him with a fractured breastbone from a kick to the chest. As a threat, she neutralized him one last time when he fell backwards over a low part of the log for the last time.
Out of the corner of her eye, she could see the notebook man was ran towards the sounds of bloody screams. (Kaylee was not known as a quiet student when she worked out, this real-life combat was no different.)
A final stomp into the groin of the monster left the him in breathless pain as he writhed against the large, weather-smoothed driftwood that served as her privacy screen when she relaxed alone in the sun.
“Do you need help?” The slightly overweight note-taker was two-hundred pounds with muscular arms. He looked like he could take care of the rather broken assailant that lay in agony on the sand, if she had not gotten there first.
“Um, no thanks. I’d say this is over, but I need a phone that works to call the police. I have no service here.” She looked at her would-be knight.
“I have a sat-phone. You can use it, there’s also a c-phone in my bag but I don’t know the reception. I have used my satellite phone all day.” He said and walked back to his beach blanket.
Kaylee watched him walk away, his backside was like two halves of a tightly inflated volleyball and they were about the size of the palm of her hand, a nice view.
That’s cute. Thoughts danced in her head while her eyes bounced with each cheek as he walked away from her.
There are advantages for nude beaches. The thought made her smile. It satisfied her with the beat-down she gave the attacker who now lay on the sand holding his arm while his nose bleed freely. She kicked the predator once more for her own pleasure and turned away.
Note-pad walked the phone to her hand, the delivery was not as scenic as it was when he walked back with the phone, and disappointed her that he had wrapped up in a towel.
And she still stood there naked while she dialed the emergency number, and was suddenly cold.
While she spoke with the emergency operator, Note-Pad gave her an oversized beach towel from his bag to wrap up in and handed her a t-shirt to wear from her pile of clothes, then turned on the would-be rapist and threatened him to stay still or his next experience would be a painful experience that he would never forget. Then laughed at his own joke he did not intend to make.
It was an extremely twisted day, but she felt pleased with the outcome with the end results of it all.
I should beat someone once a day She laughed inwardly.
“Yood b’ke m’ fook’n node a’d arb!” The assailant said in a sticky voice, full of blood on his lips and hands. “Fook’n bid”
“You are lucky,” Note-Pad nodded. “I’d have buried you here.”
“Fug du’.” The broken knife weilder’s said as he retched from the blood that poured down his throat.
Kaylee had her back to Note-Pad and pulled on her pants. She draped the towel around her neck and let it hang it down to cover her breasts, embarrassed by the tent under her thin shirt.
“Thank you for your help,” She told Note-Pad. “I think, you need to stay here as a witness for the police.”
“No problem, he will need an ambulance trip I would wager. That nose is pretty mashed.”
They both looked at the broken man for a moment, then the sounds of beach patrol’s sirens drove to where they stood with the disabled and broken stalker.
Note-Pad ran out to the pickup truck with an illuminated light-bar and waved an orange and black towel.
Kaylee felt lighter. Her mood improved to one of satisfaction after that. It was Friday and she had an entire weekend to look forward to.
She was over her adrenaline rush when the men with badges walked up and all the stress of the day hit her at once.
Kaylee, the warrior-woman of justice and retribution of the beach began to cry.
Chapter 10. Uplifting Experience
Radio Check nearly dropped the vent in the room of the mainframe, stopping the swing of the metal by the tips of his fingers and pulled it shut just as he saw the officer walk by the window. Her shadow stopped and he knew she was coming back to look.
She saw it.
*Damn. Maybe she didn’t know what she saw.* It was more of a prayer than plan. This annoyed him, so far, everything went to plan, except for a loose hinge.
He crawled back to the service hatch at the elevator shaft, as he opened the man-sized grate, he could hear the verbal commands that squad leaders were given to the men while they were holding the elevator door. They still did not know where he was, this was in the plus column for the mission. One officer, wounded in the crossfire when he dropped the firecrackers as a distraction, this went in the minus column. Getting officers hurt was not according to plan, most uniforms were honest and honorable. They were not his targets.
*Stinger grenades not counting.* The thought moved through his mind as he moved over to the positive pressure side of the system and opened the hatch. The inflated fabric balloon had done its job and now was time to retire it.
Pulling a boot-knife, he sliced the material and stuffed it in his backpack, restoring the airflow to the lower levels and data center to prevent overheated electronics, possibly causing a reloading of the operating system.
Closing the service hatch, he slipped back into the air return and made his way to the elevator shaft, fully opening the service entrance, he listened again. The elevator was empty, someone held the door open, talking with another. Stepping gingerly on the steel supports that anchored the box of the elevator car. He squatted down and became part of the machine.
“C’mon, Russ. You are doing okay, just in the car.”
He could hear the woman’s voice clearly.
“I’m so sorry I shot you. Really.”
Friends? Partners? It made him smile. Either way, if the shot officer was a good enough man, they would become closer friends.
Radio Service laughed inwardly, the only outside appearance of his humor was a smile nearly hidden under his long beard. He was a cupid in a twisted sense of the phrase.
The difficult part now accomplished. The mission plan held an option if he chose and had the time, he could stop at basement level-1 and create even greater havoc for the police, but he had nothing against the good officers of the SWAT team. The elevator slowed and came to a stop on the main floor. More swat team stepped into the lift. Listening to them talk, they knew he was no longer in the bathroom.
Yeah, time to leave. Operating in the heart of their operation now was a game of chance. Thus far, there was nothing left to chance. Other than the officer shot by his partner, all went according to plan. The Swat level was only an option if time and events looked positive. He was disinclined to damage anything there anyway. The special loads for the firearms will wait for another day.
Stepping off the elevator car as it began its descent to the dispatch level, he hung on to the service ladder in the shaft.
Four floors of a ladder climb ahead of him.
Well, three and a half, he would enter into the return vent on the top floor and access the human resources office.
Second floor, detectives level. He should try to figure out something to do there. But— it was not in the plans, the team already had control of computer files, so he kept climbing.
Third floor. An option to enter, Commanders, Vice-chief’s office general admin. Nearly all of it on computer. Access was already granted. He would spend far more time looking for tiny bits of information that did not pay them back in benefits.
Cost versus benefit at this point. The cost was too much time versus the risk of capture.
Fourth floor. Chief of Police, Fire Chief, Doctor General of EMS. Files that were still on paper. Physical access to the stand-alone system that belonged only to the administration and the round table of officers of their particular departments.
White lithium grease on hinges, a careful opening of the vent covering, he stepped back into the world of steel tunnels. This one was smaller by about a third. He could not sit straight up, but he could recline comfortably if he chose to.
A first look. A secretary type office. File cabinets, locked with a simple combination padlock, the type that had a keyhole in back.
Worth a look. He tagged the inside of the plenum with a yellow flashing LED light and moved on.
Sliding his thin camera down the vent, he looked at another office. The Chief of Police worked here. A massive desk, sumptuous decor. Pictures on the wall. Books everywhere. A long table on the far side of the room. But a dead-end.
He looked another few meters down. There was another corner. He looked at the Chief’s office again. Nope. There was no room or vestibule to call for a vent.
He army-crawled to the corner and then to the downward bend, he slipped his snake-eye through the vent. There, a computer. He could see network cables leading along the floor under the desk. But it was not a city issued piece of hardware.
He pondered a moment, this was a top-of-the-line recent computer. This was the Chief’s personal computer.
Twisting the camera around, there were small fabric-covered speaker cabinets at four points at the ceiling where the wall met the ceiling.
No, not speakers.
*Oh, quite sly, Chief, quite sly.* Radio Check smiled without humor.
Pulling out his tablet, he opened up a sniffer program and let it run for a few minutes. He was ahead on the timetable so he could spare the minutes.
Before the uniforms began a floor by floor sweep, he would still be gone and they would have layers of cordons around the block to look for him.
This group never just sealed a block. They sealed a block three times normally. One might slip through a single line of cops, but the Croix Bay police? It was a minimum of three levels. They had their fair share of fugitives running from other law enforcement. No-one slipped past them, they always got their man. CBPD officers were well-trained, motivated and intelligent, bordering on brilliant.
Well, except for tonight. Around the building they would have all the available patrols. This is right where he wanted them. Running around in the basement, playing war with shadows while he was in the Chief’s personal entertainment system.
Maybe. He was watching the sniffer.
There! A spike in broadcast. A handshake. Data transmitted back and forth.
He sent a corrupted packet, knocking the wifi connection off. The item logging into the computer would fail and need to retry.
And it did. Two times, three times. He used a machines patience against itself.
Then he had a break. The complete log in sequence from the cameras. While the camera cycled for yet another attempt to log into the computer, he logged in using the camera’s MAC and identifier.
Although he was in the air duct, he now had control of the computer as if he was sitting at the keyboard.
Intercepting the camera signal, he successfully logged it into his tablet and download the images it had stored. One picture per minute. High resolution. Radio Check nodded, not an unreasonable setup, except for the outdated operating system. A bit of poking around, he found the password file.
The password file was not even encrypted. He downloaded it and sent it on to the radio service, packed up and crawled back to the HR office. Scanning around, a motion sensor was on the wall covering the room.
“Radio service radio check, hardware check.”
“Go ahead. You are on Vee-Oh-Eye-Pee with an IP address.”
“Sending you images. Do you have this under control?”
“Radio check. Copy sensor, it routes through to dispatch. Outer Limits. You are clear.”
It was the most talkative that radio service had been in a long time. Radio Service often said he hated the sound of his own voice, proving it often being terse over the open air, but this was downright talkative for the remote operator.
He would have to tell Radio Service that he nearly talked Radio Check’s ear off in these few seconds.